Thursday, November 29, 2007

How Big Was The Ark?

With a generous kowtow and chant of "We're not worthy" a la Wayne's World to ER for the link, we have this review of the Creation Museum. It has the best opening line I have read in quite a while:
Imagine, if you will, a load of horseshit.

The review, while obviously critical, is not necessarily unsympathetic. The reviewer admires the layout - the $27,000,000 was well spent - but, in the end, it is nothing more than a monument to horse apples.

One twist in the creationist narrative I had noticed is that, now, Dinosaurs, including the carnivores made carnivores by the Fall, were included in the ark. I had always thought the creationist line was they all died in the Flood. Since Genesis says "all animals in their kinds", apparently that means T-Rex and diplodocus, velociraptor and its prey, were all cheek-by-jowl with the sheep, giraffes, lions, and the rest of the traditional menagerie.

I look forward to a museum dedicated to the physical (notice I don't say "scientific"; a person can only go so far in these things) evidence for the Hindu creation story, generously supported by the growing South Asian community. Actually, since the Hindus believe not so much in creation, but the cyclical nature of the Universe's creation and destruction, it should probably be more about "creation this time".

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